Monday, April 23, 2018

Trump’s desperate throw

Whilst the chief American war-lord Donald Trump brags about his “perfectly executed strike”, millions of people all over the world have taken to the streets to condemn American and Anglo-French imperialism following the missile attacks on Syria last weekend. Thankfully no-one was killed by the imperialist missiles, although this was largely due to the competence of Syria’s air-defences that downed 71 of the 103 missiles before they hit their targets.
When Trump was running for the presidency he posed as a ‘non-interventionist’ opposed to confrontation with Russia and ‘regime change’ in Syria. Once in the Oval Office these promises were swiftly forgotten, along with all the others apart from more tax breaks for the rich, as Trump moved on to do the bidding of the most reactionary and aggressive sections of the US ruling class who had put him into the White House in the first place.
     But if there is anyone more despicable that Trump if has to be Theresa May and the worthless French president, Emmanuel Macron. The Germans and America’s other NATO allies prudently confined themselves to “moral support” for the US-led attack. But Mrs May and Macron chose to do Trump’s bidding in the mistaken belief that US imperialism will reward them with a share of the spoils when and if the Americans achieve their goal of total control of the oil-rich Middle East. And it’s a very big if indeed.
     American strategy since the Second World War has been to systematically fill the void left by retreating Anglo-French imperialism to protect the interests of the big oil corporations that loot and plunder the immense energy wealth of the Arab world that rightfully belongs to the Arab masses. To achieve their goals the Americans arm Israel to the teeth and prop up the feudal Arabs who support US hegemony in return for a juicy cut of the oil revenues. Arabs who challenges the American right to rule are either bought off or given the “regime change” treatment that was doled out to Iraq and Libya in the past.
     Now everything is unravelling. Syria’s popular front government has rallied the people who have closed ranks around the Assad government to drive the terror gangs out of their country. Syria, with the support of Iran and the south Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement has pushed the ISIS, Al Qaida and Muslim Brotherhood gunmen back into enclaves that survive solely through the protection of the Turks and the US air force.
     The Americans say that last weekend’s missile attack was a reprisal for a Syrian poison gas attack that few believe even took place. In reality it was a desperate attempt to stave off the complete collapse of the terror gangs following the liberation of eastern Ghouta by the Syrian Arab Army last week.
     The fake news and media lies churned out by the bourgeois media in the run-up to Trump’s attack clearly failed to sway the public, who largely opposed the RAF’s support for the American aggression. Protests are continuing up and down the country to build the anti-war movement to stop further bombing and open imperialist intervention in Syria.
     The forthcoming local elections are the next test for the May’s Tory government. Mass support for Labour and a resounding defeat for the Tories brings the collapse of her coalition government a step closer, It will also strengthen the hand of the democratic forces within the Labour Party that support the Corbyn leadership and oppose the slavish pro-imperialist bloc of Blairites within the Parliamentary Labour Party.
     Communists have a crucial role to play in supporting the anti-war movement and building solidarity with the Syrian and Palestinian people who are standing up to imperialist today.

European communists meet in Brussels

Andy Brooks addressing the meeting
By New Worker correspondent
European communist and workers’ parties met in Brussels last week to discuss communist campaigning within the labour movement across the continent. Organised by the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), the European Communist Meeting 2018 was held on the 11th April, in the European Parliament, under the banner of: “Work in the working class and its labour movement, as a necessary prerequisite for a clash with the EU, the overthrow of capitalist barbarism and the construction of socialism.”
NCP leader Andy Brooks and Peter Hendy from the Central Committee took part in the session and the extended plenum of the anti-European Union Communist Initiative that was held the following day in another part of the Belgian capital.
The meeting was opened by KKE leader Dimitris Koutsoumbas. Koutsoumbas stressed the crucial role of the struggle for the re-groupement of the international communist movement, to overthrow capitalist barbarism and to build a communist society, defining it as a fundamental element of the class struggle and also fundamental for the capability of the communist parties to strengthen themselves as a whole.
Representatives from around 30 communist and workers’ parties mentioned that today the living and working conditions of the European working class is even more challenging, and that the majority of the trade unions are dominated by reformist and opportunist policies.
The representatives of the communist and workers’ parties commemorated the 200th birthday of Marx, emphasising that his revolutionary doctrine has become even more important.
Following US war-lord Donald Trump’s threats to rocket Syria in retaliation for an alleged poison gas attack that many suspect was a false flag operation to provide the imperialists with a pretext for direct intervention in the conflict in Syria, the parties also issued a common statement regarding the escalating imperialist aggression against Syria:
“The communist and workers’ parties that met on April 11th, in Brussels, condemn the escalation of the imperialist aggression and the sharpening of the situation in Syria and the broader region…”
The communist and workers’ parties expressed their internationalist solidarity to the people of Syria and the other peoples of the region and called upon the working class and the people’s forces to reinforce the struggle against imperialist interventions and wars, and against the NATO, the USA and the EU.
“People must not shed their blood for the interests of the monopolies, the conflict for the control of energy resources, the routes of transportation, the control of the markets and the distributions of spheres of influence.
“People have the right to live peacefully and they have the power to demand a society free from wars, crises poverty, and exploitation,” the communists declared.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Communists condemn the bombing of Syria

The  Parties:
- express their vehement condemnation of the imperialist military aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic carried out by the USA, United Kingdom and France;
- consider that this unacceptable act of aggression, which is a clear violation of the United Nations Charter and of International Law, is an integral part of the escalation of confrontation and wars of aggression by imperialism, with unpredictable and dangerous consequences for Syria, the Middle East and the world;
- call for solidarity with the Syrian people who have, for seven years, been confronting the aggression by US imperialism and its allies – whether directly or by the proxy action of terrorist groups –, resisting and fighting to defend the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of their country, and their right to decide about their destiny, free from any interference.

  1. Communist Party of Albania
  2. Communist Party of Argentina
  3. Communist Party of Austria
  4. Democratic Progressive Tribune (Bahrain)
  5. Communist Party of Bangladesh
  6. Workers Party of Bangladesh
  7. Workers Party of Belgium
  8. Communist Party Wallonia-Brussels (Belgium)
  9. Communist Party of Bolivia
  10. Communist Party of Brazil
  11. Brazilian Communist Party
  12. Communist Party of Britain
  13. New Communist Party of Britain
  14. Communist Party of Canada
  15. Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
  16. Communist Party of Chile
  17. Colombian Communist Party
  18. Communist Party of Costa Rica, People’s Vanguard
  19. Socialist Workers Party of Croatia
  20. AKEL (Cyprus)
  21. Communist Party in Denmark
  22. Egyptian Communist Party
  23. Communist Party of Ecuador
  24. Communist Party of Finland
  25. French Communist Party
  26. Pole of Communist Revival in France
  27. German Communist Party
  28. Hungarian Workers Party
  29. Communist Party of India (Marxist)
  30. Communist Party of India
  31. Iraqi Communist Party
  32. Tudeh Party of Iran
  33. Communist Party of Ireland
  34. Workers Party of Ireland
  35. Communist Party of Israel
  36. Communist Refoundation Party (Italy)
  37. Italian Communist Party
  38. Jordanian Communist Party
  39. Lebanese Communist Party
  40. Socialist People's Front (Marxist) (Lithuania)
  41. Communist Party of Luxembourg
  42. Communist Party of Macedonia
  43. Communist Party of Malta
  44. Popular Socialist Party NPA (Mexico)
  45. New Communist Party of the Netherlands
  46. Communist Party of Norway
  47. Communist Party of Pakistan
  48. Democratic Front For Liberation of Palestine
  49. Palestinian People's Party
  50. Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
  51. Paraguayan Communist Party
  52. Peruan Communist Party
  53. Philippines Communist Party (PKP - 1930)
  54. Portuguese Communist Party
  55. Romanian Socialist Party
  56. Communist Party of Russian Federation
  57. Party of the Communists of Serbia
  58. South African Communist Party
  59. Communist Party of Spain
  60. Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain
  61. Communists of Catalonia
  62. Galician People's Union
  63. Sudanese Communist Party
  64. Communist Party (Switzerland)
  65. Swiss Party of Labour
  66. Communist Party of Sri Lanka
  67. Syrian Communist Party
  68. Communist Party of Ukraine
  69. Communist Party of Uruguay
  70. Communist Party USA
  71. Communist Party of Venezuela
  72. New Communist Party of Yugoslavia
  73. Union of Communist Parties – CPSU

17th April 2018